{almost} Wordless Wednesday – the making of the rainbow cake

When I saw an adorable rainbow cake on Pinterest awhile back, I knew that we would have to try making one of our own! St. Patrick’s Day was the perfect time to bake up this colorful treat and I think that my daughter Pie did a wonderful job! We had a bit of a mishap with the baby cake…

{mom tried to take it out of the pan before it was cool.. Ooops!}

The big one was delicious and quick to make with a box of white cake mix, a can of ginger-ale and some gel food coloring! We frosted our cake with a box of sugar free vanilla pudding mixed together with a carton of Cool Whip. Super Simple and delicious!

Original rainbow cake recipe here.

baking a rainbow cake

There wasn’t a Pot o’ Gold at the end of this rainbow but it sure tasted good!

rainbow cake

p.s. If you’re going to try this, parchment paper on the bottom of the pan, lots of non-stick spray and patience for the cake to cool COMPLETELY are key ;)


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  1. 1

    Pretty and fun!

  2. 2

    Looks pretty darn cool to me!!!

  3. 3

    What fun! Looks yummy!!! Isn’t it fun to find things on Pinterest!!

  4. 4

    So pretty! I love that photo of the bowls! I’m sure it tasted even better.

  5. 5

    Well done! It looks so cool. Love the photo of the colourful stacked bowls, too.

  6. 6

    That is just so cool!!!! I want to try!

  7. 7

    I think that is awesome. I did cupcakes with my kids, they loved all the colors

  8. 8
    Misadventurous Mommy says

    Very cool! I so want to make this now!

  9. 9

    OMG! That looks absolutely AMAZING!!!!

  10. 10

    Wow, my kids are going to get a kick out of that. I would definitely love to try it myself.

  11. 11

    I did rainbow cupcakes last year for my daughter’s birthday — rainbows are always fun!

  12. 12

    That is an awesome cake!

  13. 13

    Pretty! You guys have so much more patience than me. I hate baking and having to mix all those colors would make me want to throw something. :)

  14. 14

    Very Cool! Thanks for the tip. I know my daughter would love to make this.

  15. 15

    Looks great. We can’t have food coloring in our house, but it sure is pretty.

  16. 16

    We love making rainbow cupcakes, but I’ve never tried a cake. It turned out great!

  17. 17

    Yummy! I really love baking a personalized cake, this is beauty delicious…

  18. 18

    Very cool! The cake looks great..Hope you didn’t have to clean the kitchen! LOL

  19. 19

    that is so cool! I think this is something we will eventually try. It looks like it requires patience :)

  20. 20

    Wow! It’s nice to prepared this very sweet colored cake, I am pretty sure that my children will love it too… :)

  21. 21

    That looks super yummy (and not too hard to make!

  22. 22

    That looks delicious and fun to make. I like your idea for the frosting, much healthier.

  23. 23

    That looks so cool. I love the bowls shot too!

  24. 24

    Wow, this is by far a more easy and pretty way to make rainbow cake!

  25. 25

    So cute! I want to make this but I’m not sure I’m brave enough! Your photos make it look pretty easy though!

  26. 26

    That is so awesome!!! I want one.

  27. 27

    I’ve done vanilla and chocolate swirly cakes but I haven’t ever thought about doing rainbows. Totally gonna try this out for Zoe’s birthday in June! :) My kids HATE store bought cakes so if I’m going to have to bake one anyway I might as well bake a FUN one :) Thanks for sharing!

  28. 28

    This is so awesome! I want to try it!!

  29. 29

    so pretty, and it looks delicious!

  30. 30

    It’s really nice to discover different things at a time, I love baking and for sure my little princess will love it too if I can have it…

  31. 31

    What a pretty cake! It sounds like it wasn’t that difficult to make either!

  32. 32

    It looks so moist and delicious not to mention pretty!

  33. 33

    Beautiful, I love this!!

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